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september 2016
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Monthly Focus
Capnography: A vital sign for every EMS patient
By James J Augustine

Capnography, the measurement and reporting of carbon dioxide in the breathing circuit of a human, was first studied in the Netherlands in 1971. Thirty years later, end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring was proposed as a useful tool in the setting of emergency prehospital care.

Now, more than 15 years after that, capnography has become an essential tool for the treatment and safety of the most critical emergency patients. The technology has become tough enough to survive the brutal treatment that EMS providers dish out, and the disposable elements that touch the patient have decreased in price.

Visit the BTU Classroom to sign up for the new Asthma CEU

Delve into the Asthma CEU to better understand the history and physical exam features for a patient with asthma. You will be made aware of the many triggers that cause asthma attacks as well as standard techniques that can be applied to better manage affected patients.



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The Medtronic Microstream Technology Difference

Exactly how does Microstream™ technology work? This video will explain how these products work together in measuring ventilation adequacy with impressive speed and accuracy.

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